• articleAug 30, 2012 | 5 min. read

    How to Bill for PTAs Providing Physical Therapy Services

    Today's post comes from Tom Ambury, PT and compliance officer at  PT Compliance Group , and WebPT cofounder and COO Heidi Jannenga, PT, MPT, ATC/L. One of the most frequently asked questions in the PT billing space is: "Our state practice act allows licensed PTAs to treat without direct onsite supervision. I understand that PTAs can’t bill under their own National Provider Identifier (NPI) and license, so how do I bill for my PTA’s services?" The answer: Don’t confuse …

  • articleAug 23, 2012 | 4 min. read

    What is AHS12 and Why Should We Care?

    Today’s blog post comes from  Ann Wendel , PT.  Ann is the owner of  PranaPT , a member of WebPT, and an active social media participant (@PranaPT). Thanks Ann! This past weekend, I had the pleasure of doing a poster presentation at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) held on the campus of Harvard Law School. It was one of the most exciting conferences I have ever attended, and I would like to share a bit about it. …

  • articleAug 20, 2012 | 4 min. read

    How to Tackle Probe Audits

    Today's post comes from Tom Ambury, PT and compliance officer at PT Compliance Group . Thanks, Tom! Greetings, WebPT Members! It is a pleasure to write for your blog, which aligns directly with our philosophy of helping our fellow therapists practice confidently, efficiently, and profitably. I also enjoyed meeting a number of you at Evolve 2012: Long Beach last month. On July 30, " Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder …

  • articleAug 13, 2012 | 3 min. read

    A PT’s Guide to the Therapy Cap

    Today’s blog post comes from PT and compliance guru Rick Gawenda , founder and President of Gawenda Seminars and Consulting, Inc .  The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (HR3630) impacted physical therapists in private practice in terms of the Medicare therapy cap. First and foremost, HR3630 extended the therapy cap exception process through the 2012 calendar year. Secondly, it requires that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) apply the therapy …

  • articleJul 26, 2012 | 5 min. read

    Your Art is a Gift

    This post was contributed by  Ann Wendel , PT. Ann is the owner of  PranaPT , a member of WebPT, and an active social media participant. Thanks Ann!   If you read my blog or follow me on Twitter (@PranaPT) you know that I have a thing for Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog). His writing is full of wisdom, shared in clear, short, relevant messages. I just finished reading his book Linch pin and was struck by his definition …

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    articleJun 21, 2012 | 4 min. read

    Top Five iPad Apps for Pediatric Speech Language Pathologists

    Today’s blog post comes from Jeremy Legaspi, a speech language pathologist at UPWARD in Phoenix, Arizona. Follow Jeremy on Twitter @AZspeechguy or visit azspeechguy.wordpress.com . As a pediatric SLP, I’m always looking for new ways to interact with my patients and incorporate fun into my treatment plans. The iPad is awesome because I can use it for documentation and office purposes as well as for treatment. As a big iPad fan, I have about 500 apps. Here are …

  • articleJun 14, 2012 | 4 min. read

    Innovative Exercise Equipment for Today’s Therapy Clinic

    Today’s post comes from Ian Kornbluth, PT, MPT, Neurac Cert. , and owner of the Neurac Institute for Physical Therapy in Princeton, New Jersey. Thanks, Ian! Today's physical therapy clinic faces pressures from declining insurance reimbursements, increasing facility and staff expenses, and a fierce competitive landscape. But you can change the game by investing wisely in new equipment and corresponding treatment programs. As an out-of-network provider, I offer a unique perspective when it comes to selecting equipment; …

  • articleMay 17, 2012 | 3 min. read

    #solvept and #socialortho

    This post was contributed by  Ann Wendel , PT.  Ann is the owner of  PranaPT , a member of WebPT and active on social media. Thanks to Ann for being a resource and thought leader! I wanted to take a moment to make everyone aware of some great interactions that are happening on Twitter, where healthcare providers are discussing issues pertinent to the current and future state of care. (If you aren’t on Twitter, go register right now!) The …

  • articleApr 18, 2012 | 4 min. read

    An Additional Source of Income for Private Practices: Nutrition Supplement Products

    Steve Messineo, PT, DPT and Owner of All-Access Physical Therapy Inc . contributed this blog post today. Steve (a WebPT Member) started this discussion about nutritional supplements in a Linkedin Group and we asked him to dive deeper in a blog post for the rest of us!  Steve has been practicing in an outpatient orthopedic setting since 1998. Thanks Steve for sharing your perspective.  Three years ago, my business partner and I decided it would be a …

  • articleApr 16, 2012 | 3 min. read

    How To Build Profitable Relationships and Grow Your Practice

    Our contributing blogger today is WebPT Member,  Jack Sparacio, MSPT, COMT, CFMT . He is also the Owner and President of  Sparacio Physical Therapy P.C.  in New York. We're excited to have Jack sharing his expertise. Thanks Jack! PEOPLE DO BUSINESS WITH PEOPLE THEY KNOW! This is universally accepted as one of the golden rules of marketing. If you want your clinic and/or company to grow, you need to develop relationships with people (especially physicians).  So, the million …

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